Never-ending List of Favorite Stage Performances - Zachary Quinto as “Louis Ironson” in Angels in America (Millennium Approaches and Perestroika)
Angels in America has long been my favorite play. I had seen the miniseries and read the script about a dozen times a piece. I knew all of Harper’s monologues by heart. And through it all, I never liked Louis. I could never sympathize with him, both due to his actions and his demeanor. I just assumed that we were all supposed to hate Louis. Zachary Quinto single-handedly changed my impression of the character. For the first time, I saw the humanity in Louis. I saw how terrified and superior he was. His actions made sense, and I felt for him. I wanted him to go back to Prior or do well with Joe. I wanted him to be happy, even if he was always a little shit (Quinto couldn’t exactly change that). I was blown away by Quinto’s stage presence. I felt, almost, like the story was about Louis. I kept wanting him back on stage. Most importantly, his intensity during the “Have you no decency?” scene left me breathless. It is my fondest, most vivid memory of my favorite play.
this scene was my favorite too. I´m so sad this wasn’t taped for eternity to watch it over and over again.
zachary quinto on aging
Is vanity an asset to an actor, and when you look in the mirror do you see a good-looking guy?
ZQ: Certainly not, no, I didn’t always see that. You know, I will be 37 in June, and I feel like the idea of aging is now just framing itself in a completely different way for me. It’s incomprehensible to me the number of people, celebrities, actors who have storied and varied and rich careers, who will manipulate their faces and undergo painful and extreme surgeries to maintain this connection to youth. I don’t understand it — especially men, but anybody.
But yet, now as I see my face changing, I guess I can understand it or have a little bit of a different relationship to it. I feel like my goal — even when I was younger but especially now — is to embrace age and to embrace the experience that comes with it and to trust that even though it may not be as polished or shiny or familiar even to see yourself as you age, it’s all earned. I don’t want to erase the lines on my face — I earned them.
i’m so glad he said this. so much respect! and love.
okay so i’m watching glee and i swear to god that’s zachary quinto going through this random shot of a new york crowd.
I agree that he looks A LOT like ZQ, but Lea tweeted that it’s her dad. Plus, if you watch the actual clip, he doesn’t really move like ZQ. But I was fooled at first too :)
I googled for lea’s father pics. for me, the guy marked with the red circle is zach, maybe lea’s father is the man behind wearing the beret.
okay. here are my thoughts. i watched the video and took screencaps. the guy is waaay too short to be zach. most of the woman in the shot are taller than him. also he´s crossing the street for no reason other than get attention (so you can see him in the crowd.) and lea michele said the man in front of the pic, so she means this guy.
not to mention that we never saw zach wearing a northface jacket or this grey beanie in any of the hundred fanpics from this winter (when they shot this.)
lea and her dad!!! it’s him. ;)
zachary quinto and christina hendricks 2007